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Nitinol: How do I define a shape memory alloy material?

    • Ben_Ben

      I would like to define a material model for nitinol within Workbench LS-Dyna. Nitinol is a shape memory alloy with the following properties:

    • Ram Gopisetti
      Ansys Employee


      lsdyna has its own shape memory alloy material card (MAT_30) check to see to which parameters will fit and get the additional parameters from the literature. 

      then you need to insert as commands under the body object. 

      cheers, ram 

    • Ben_Ben


      Hi Ram, 

      Please can you provide guidance on how to “then you need to insert as commands under the body object.” 

       If you could provide some screenshots on how to insert commands for *MAT_SHAPE_MEMORY that would be amazing!



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